With harvest season and back-to-school just around the corner, August is the perfect time for parents to think about ways to make this the healthiest school year yet.
Ditch the sandwich bread.
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Lunch doesn't have to be all about sandwiches.
It is important that at some point, before any of these kids grow up and have families of their own, vegetables and fruits become a basic component of their daily food intake. And if they are not eating these foods at home, then school is the first and last resort.
As the mother of a high school student, I know how hard it can be to get teenagers to reach for wholesome snacks instead of junk food. Yet I also believe that judicious government interventions can tweak our environment in ways that make it easier to eat healthier food and get out and move.
Assuming you have lots of school lunch ideas already, here are 10 easy swaps for healthier lunches and snacks. When in doubt, go back to basics and use fresh ingredients.
If we decentralize the process of making food and make the decision to go back to functioning kitchens in schools, we can create new, quality jobs, help grow a healthier generation and maybe even save money!
A few seconds of cutting and shaping food might just be the trick you need to get your kids to try new things.